Spend less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a trip package marketing offer. Know that these marketing trip bundle companies are not at all equal.
After the let down of our recent stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply left the phone from trying to book the rest of our getaway plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and eat the cost about it.
From here on out, we will be reserving trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. You will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday bundles to some of the most popular destinations if you click over to their website. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our very first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was amazing. Maybe the Dreams ruined us.
One quick note … We have actually just used BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort trip bundle is going to supply a similar experience. It really is all going to come down to the research you put in.
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Looking into the properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not advertise the real name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize phony names. If you truly desire to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will reveal the true identity of the residential or commercial property you are thinking about. We didn’t trouble going that far. There was a lot of info on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfortable with making our reservation.
What we love about reserving with BookVIP? You are on your own schedule. No sales calls, no pressure. When you have actually done your research study and you are all set, reserve. You will understand what you are getting. You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the marketing holiday bundle sales calls I will discuss in the next section.
Simply be prepared for a couple of extra resort costs and taxes when you are all set to make your reservation with BookVIP. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover pointers for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we discovered this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip Gatlinburg Tennessee
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the very best. We extremely likely would not have actually taken part in another advertising offer if this had actually been our very first experience. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting phone calls offering getaway bundles to different locations. That is how we ended up with a getaway plan including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and in other places.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure scenario unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really sounds like a good deal. If they capture your interest and you decide to buy, it is needed that you do so prior to completion of the call. There isn’t much time to investigate the getaway properties they are using. You might have a few seconds to quickly bring up some pictures but that has to do with it. A photo deserves a thousand words, but not worth almost as much as having the ability to check out a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hey there, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. However utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to in fact utilize the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really difficult and potentially a lot more pricey. They do not reveal these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve book dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A VACATION PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long form requiring all the information that they currently have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even readily available. Unless your travel plans will just include your stay at their resort, this makes preparing the rest of your travel extremely inconvenient.
Planning budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb remains in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts trip package is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or thirty days apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually prepared was not allowed.
We used the Cancun part of our vacation bundle, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was unclean, the toilet was broken, the lights flickered, which is just the beginning. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the guys at the nice home informed us they called it. For real.
Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the ac system leaking into our food) was in fact a good experience. They changed up the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. And really going to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we thought we would be staying, we took advantage of it. We fulfilled some nice individuals. Consumed some excellent food. Took some nice strolls on the golf course. And got our rental automobile a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts require that you go to a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We seem like that deserves it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, needs that you go to a marketing discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They sold us 4 different stays, that implies approximately 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE